"I think we're in the exact same spot we were a month ago...I mean, we certainly didn't give up any opportunities to get good young players to help us in the future. We did not walk away from them. I'd say we're treading water from where we were a month ago."
(Jim Bowden, via Washington Post, 7/31/2007)
...but was it really about the quality of the prospects available, or was it about Jimbo's ability to asses value in the market? Did he ask for too much?
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)